I'm still a peasant about a lot of things.
It is a blog cliché, isn’t it, to come home from a trip all smitten and swoon-y and gush about what an incredibly wonderful time I had with the other bloggers? And maybe it seems a trifle self-satisfied to tell you how beautiful and witty and smart our hosts are. In both cities! I mean, these amazing people invited us into their gorgeous homes where they actually frame and hang their art, rather than keeping it in the closet where it is safe until a person figures out what to do with it. Some of the art they made themselves! They walked us around cities with lovely streets and knew where all the yummy food is, and then, in the parks at night, there were fireflies! It was the first time I’ve ever thought that there could be places outside California that are worth living in. For other people. Other really great people.